Microsoft holding fire on motion-control

Despite Xbox 360 being currently the only next-gen console to offer no form of motion control via its standard joypad, Microsoft’s developer group general manager Chris Satchell has told CVG that his firm is waiting to see how the sector develops before making any moves.

“There’s no point building the hardware if nobody really wants it,” Satchell stated. “One thing I’m not certain of is that third-parties are super-excited about the motion control, or at least they’re not showing it with the games hitting the shelves yet.

“We’re yet to see a really good game on Wii that really says ‘Ok that control kicked ass’.”

Satchell also voiced his opinion on Sony’s PS3 Sixaxis controller: “I think the jury’s way out on that. I don’t know if it’s really meaningful or not.”


Tags: Microsoft , xbox 360 , motion control

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